Getaway Cottage for Two on Lake Michigan Bluff
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- Minimum stay:2 nights
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:Yes
Saugatuck cottage description
Get Away Cottage for Two is a newly remodeled beach cottage. It is located in a very private area with tall pine trees and an unobstructed view of Lake Michigan. All the comforts of home await you. The open kitchen, living and dining area have a panoramic view of the lake. As you step out through the slider there is a small patio with table and chairs to enjoy watching the activities on the lake and beautiful sunsets. The bedroom has a pillow top queen size bed, you must bring your own bedding and towels. The full bathroom has a walk in shower and washer/dryer. The kitchen is well supplied including a coffee maker and filters. Bring your own paper supplies.
For days of fun on the private 190 foot beach you walk across a short area of mowed grass and board walk, take 8 stairs to the furnished top deck, then down the 120 steps which have 6 benches and 1 umbrella.. Once you are on the beach there is a box with beach chairs and umbrella. There is a fire pit for your use, please bring your own firewood. You can walk for a long distance on the sandy beach.
This cottage is handicapped and wheel chair accessible. (MAY HAVE LIMITATIONS)
Bring your cell phone to communicate with friends and family.
The owners live next door. We also own VRBO 74052. which is a larger cottage for families. We would love to make your acquaintance.
Keywords: Cottage for two people, Saugatuck, South Haven, Holland. Michigan,On Bluff, Near Chicago, private beach, sandy beach, J.M.Darby owners
- 600 sq. ft.
- 1 story
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Not Suitable For Children:
- Non Smoking Only:
- Wheelchair Accessible:
- Pets Not Allowed:
Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, Beds for 1-2
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
Kitchen & Dining
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- This cottage is meant for only 1 or 2 people. No children please. The renting rates are the same for all year around. There is access to lake Mi across the front yard and down 120 stairs , also a lower deck to enjoy a panoramic view of Lake Mi. Please look at calendar and take some time to come and relax. ...moreless
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- Tourist Attractions
- Away From It All
Location & View
- Monument View:
- Lake View:
- Freshwater Fishing
- Fitness Center
- Medical Services
- Ice Skating
- Pier Fishing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Massage Therapist
- Jet Skiing
- Cross Country Skiing
- Botanical Garden
- Winery Tours
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Gambling Casinos
- Bird Watching
- Horseback Riding
- Miniature Golf
- The cottage address is 1064 Lake MI Ave.South Haven,MI 49090 Use I96 to exit 26 (Pullman Road) turn west to Blue Star Hwy. turn north on Blue Star and go .09th of a mile to Lake MI Ave. a gravel drive 1/2 mile long drive straight through the pine trees and you will see the cottage. The check in time is 2:30 p.m and check out 9:30 a.m....moreless
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We love this cottage. It is a perfect place for 2 or even a single just to get away to peaceful nature. Marilyn and Joe are available if needed and are a wonderful couple. The view is fabulous. Can't say enough about this cottage and location. You would not regret choosing to stay at this cottage.
- Guest Anonymous
- Date of stay 08/29/13
- Review Submitted 09/05/13
Recommended for: Age 55+, romantic getaway.
Owner response: Having guest who appreciate all the time and effort we put into making your stay as pleasant as possible is our number one goal and we so much appreciate reviews like the one you sent----thanks from the bottom of our hearts and looking forward to seeing you another year.
A Slice of Heaven
A Slice of Heaven
My husband and I had the best trip ever staying at the Serenity Cottage For Two! It was just perfect for us and so comfortable and decorated beautifully! Couldnt ask for a better view of Lake Michigan and so convenient to all the surrounding towns to shop , eat and drink at! Marilyn and Joe are two of the nicest people you will ever meet! They truely respect your privacy, in fact my husband and I probably bugged them too much but we were so in awe of the cottage and its surroundings that we just had so many questions. Dont let the number of stairs scare you off its well worth the climb and easy with rest stops along the way if needed. We will return here for sure and maybe rent the big house and bring our family. It was gorgeous! A true slice of heaven as far as I am concerned, thank you to the Darbys for making our vacation a perfect one!
- Guest Anonymous
- Date of stay 07/20/13
- Review Submitted 08/01/13
Recommended for: Families with young children, sightseeing, age 55+, girls getaway, romantic getaway.
Owner response: Thank-you for your kind review for our Get Away Cottage for Two. The larger cottage which sleeps 6 is Serenity Sunset. We enjoy all our renters for either cottage and are thrilled when people are so satisfied.
Best Romantic Getaway for Two!
Best Romantic Getaway for Two!
While our kids were at overnight camp, we looked for something close enough to Chicago that we could get back in a hurry if need be. It was our first getaway in 11 years! This was the perfect place. Charming, private, and lovely. THE HOSTS: The Darbys were the perfect hosts. Our cottage was clean and beautiful on the inside- just the right size for the 2 of us. The property itself is also home to the Darby's home and their other cottage that they also rent out- a much larger one. A family of 6 was staying in that cottage, but we rarely heard them the whole week. We loved having our own cottage and not being stuck in a noisy hotel. THE BEACH: The beach is beautiful and private- and we could walk miles in both directions. The bonus was a KAYAK owned by the Darbys on the beach that we could use, along with a surf board, paddles, life jackets, chairs, and other beach gear. Each night we watched the sunset over the water from a deck about 10 steps down... just beautiful. All in all, we couldn't have asked for a better view. Fantastic! THE AMMENITIES: The home had a fully stocked kitchen, a nice family room with a table and chairs and a comfortable sofa, and a queen-sized bed in the one bedroom. Bring your own linens, towels, and shampoo and soap (we forgot shampoo and ran into the Walmart in South Haven, only a few minutes away)... Perfect. THE STEPS: And yes, there really are about 120 steps down to the beach which, going down was fine... but coming back up was a challenge! It definitely gave me motivation to climb them though when Marilyn Darby told me that she climbs them every day to go to the beach-- and she has been retired for quite some time! The Darbys are in GREAT shape! THE LOCATION: We were about 10 minutes away from Saugatuck, and 10 minutes away from South Haven, and we visited both! We also had dinner in Douglas the last night, which is connected to Saugatuck. The shopping is great (lots of fun boutiques) and the dining is great (try Marro's, a GREAT italian restaurant overlooking the water in Saugatuck- great service too!) Our favorite "touristy" thing that we did was the Dune Buggy Rides in Saugatuck... $17 per adult (less for kids) and so much fun- we learned a lot about the history of the area too! Thank you, Marilyn and Joe, for this great getaway. My husband and I are relaxed, recharged, and ready for our kids to come home from overnight camp in a few more days! We can't wait to visit again soon. :)
- Guest FBR (Buffalo Grove, IL)
- Date of stay 07/07/12
- Review Submitted 07/11/12
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, sightseeing, age 55+, romantic getaway.
Owner response: Thank-you for taking the time to write such a great review. You encourage us to continue in our future renting.
Charming cottage, GREAT location
Charming cottage, GREAT location
Nice little cottage in a great location. Perfect for enjoying the lake or traveling to Saugatuck or South Haven. This cottage sits back almost behind their other cottage and you share the driveway and front yard with that cottage. Still has amazing views from the front porch, though. There is also a small overlook with tables and chairs that offers amazing views of the lake and sunsets. Owners were great and reservations were very easy. Don't ignore the description of 120 stairs down to the beach. That is very accurate! We hope to make this a yearly trip and we would most definitely stay here again.
- Guest lbb (Ohio)
- Date of stay 08/31/11
- Review Submitted 09/17/11
Recommended for: Sightseeing, age 55+, romantic getaway.
What a great place the Darby's have if you need anything just ask them. The getaway cottage was perfect for my wife and I. The view of Lake Michigan from the patio is good but just take your coffee and walk to the table and chairs that overlook the lake bring a towel as the dew or rain makes the seats wet. There are 130 or so steps down to the lake which is common for Lake Michigan. Chairs are provided and umbrellas but we still took I own to the beach the first day and just left them down there all week. The beach was great, private the sunsets beautiful. I can't think of anything we didn't like about the stay. The location is close to different towns if you wish to visit. When you get off at the exit there is a store with fresh vegitables, salsa, chips etc. and various berries. Get the very berry pie and you will have it all week. I did not golf but from the road the golf course did not look that good, but I could be wrong and there are others in the area as well. The washer and dryer came in handy. We would go back and stay again if the cottage is open for that week. If you are lucky you might see Carmel the Tabby the Darby's have.
- Guest J & Q St. Louis (St. Louis)
- Date of stay 07/24/10
- Review Submitted 01/12/11
Recommended for: Romantic getaway.
Owner response: Great to hear from nice people who were satisfied renting our new cottage for two on 2010.. We are very happy to offer this nice location and the pleasantness of having everything new plus the great view of Lake Michigan.
Great vacation spot!
Great vacation spot!
My husband and I stayed here for vacation this past summer. Location was great between South Haven and Saugatuck. Just a short drive or bike ride to the town Glenn. Private beach is perfect for relaxing or long walks on the beach. The view from the cottage is great for the most beautiful sunsets! Cottage was clean and well maintained. We loved it so much we already reserved it and the other cottage (Serenity Sunset Cottage) on the property for our next vacation!
- Guest Beth (Missouri)
- Date of stay 08/21/10
- Review Submitted 11/01/10
Recommended for: Sightseeing, age 55+, girls getaway, romantic getaway.
I needed a getaway and this was the perfect place! The property is very well maintained inside and out with absolutely beautiful views of the lake. It is conveniently located right between South Haven and Saugatuck (very easy to get to) so you have many options. However, if you are using MapQuest DO NOT turn on Deer Valley Road, turn directly onto Lake Michigan Road). The owners are very sweet and have even taken the time to provide a folder with local attractions, recommended restaurants, and an events calendar. Although there are many steps down to the beach, the owners have also provided beach chairs and umbrellas for the cottages. This is exactly what I needed and such a beautiful place to relax and unwind. I will definitely make this an annual trip!
- Guest Vicky (Battle Creek, MI)
- Date of stay 06/30/10
- Review Submitted 07/08/10
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, sightseeing, girls getaway, romantic getaway.
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Additional information about rental rates
This cottage can sleep only 1 or 2 people, there is no difference in rental fees. We have had many satisfied renters and would love to make your acquaintance. Come and enjoy a special birthday, anniversary, get engaged on the beach or just relax in GET AWAY cottage for TWO. Our check in time is 2:30 p.m. and check out at 9:30 a.m.
Full payment must be made to reserve the cottage.This payment must include full rental amount plus the 6% state tax and $50.00 cleaning fee. The security deposit of $250.00 must be sent in a single check which is not cashed and returned to renter within 10 days marked void if there is no damage or anything missing.
- Refundable Damage Deposit: $250
- Tax Rate 6%
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- Nearest Airport: Grand Rapids Gerald R. Ford Airport at 45 Miles
- Nearest Train: Holland MI at 15 Miles
- Nearest Motorway: I96 at 4 Miles
- Nearest Beach: in front of cottage at Saugatuck
- Nearest Barpub: South Haven or Saugatuck MI at 10 Miles
- Nearest Ski: Timber ridge at 15 Miles
- Nearest Golf: many in area at 12 Miles
- Nearest Restaurant: many in area at 12 Miles
Year Purchased: 2004
About the owner: My husband Joe and I have been owners of the cottage property since 2004, the Get Away cottage was completely renovated in 2010. We did most of the work ourselves and take great pride in the beautiful finished cottage.
Why the Owner Chose Saugatuck:
This cottage is located next door to our larger cottage Serenity Sunset Cottage. Many times we were asked if there was a place for the Grandparents, or other family members to stay while the family was in the large cottage. Or there has been many who just want to come as a single person or couple. We made Get Away for 2 guest/ one bedroom/ spacious living room/kitchen and dining area, bath with walk in shower/ washer and dryer and a lovely out door patio with a view of lake Michigan. Very peaceful
The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
My husband and I live in the house to the south of the cottage, we respect your privacy, and try to make your stay as pleasant as we can. We are just a few miles from towns with many activities. We do have stairs to the beach with beach chairs and umbrellas for our people to use. You can walk for many miles of the beach. Most people just like to come and enjoy the peaceful surroundings, the spectacular sunsets, and a cool drink on the patio. We love this tranquil area and would love to have you come and enjoy it also.
- Primary: +269 227-3817 (Michigan, USA)
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VIEW OF LAKE MICHIGAN TAKEN FROM DINNER AREA
QUEEN SIZE BED, GOOD SIZE CLOSET
OPEN LIVIING AREA WITH VIEW OF THE LAKE
BATHROOM INCLUDES WALK-IN SHOWER/ WASHER/DRYER
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